JONAS L.A.

Common Sense Media says

Squeaky-clean soundtrack from second season of JoBros show.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though some of the songs touch on the problems of young love, this album is positive by and large, with many messages about living life to the fullest. For example, "Life's too short to waste time / Every little thing's gonna be alright."

Positive role models

On this show and in real life, the JoBros remain good role models for kids of all ages -- managing to stay grounded and down-to-earth despite their fame.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

A couple of songs hint at physical intimacy (for example, "I just want to hold you in my arms"), but it's all innocent.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this soundtrack from the second season of the TV show adheres to the JoBros' classic formula: super-clean tunes that talk mostly about young love and reaching for your dreams. Overall, the album is fine for tweens.

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Kids say

What's the story?

JONAS L.A. is a collection of tracks from the second season of the TV show by the same name, starring the most popular young trio on the tween scene -- the Jonas Brothers. In the show, the guys play (surprise!) musicians, giving them yet another outlet for their real-life songs. Like the vast majority of their tunes that came before, the 13 songs on JONAS L.A. are super wholesome, dealing with the same topics that most tweens spend their time thinking about: romantic relationships, striving to achieve goals, and growing up in general. Though a couple of songs hint at physical intimacy (for example, "I just want to hold you in my arms"), these tunes are largely innocent, making them OK for adolescents.

Is it any good?

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From a musical perspective, the songs are fairly predictable, demonstrating the same synth-pop approach that characterizes so much of the music from the JoBros and their peers like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. That said, the album does offer a few cute standouts that deviate from the beaten path, like "Summer Rain" and "Your Biggest Fan."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this TV show mirrors the JoBros' own lives. Can it be considered acting when you're playing a character that so closely resembles your own life?

  • What are some different types of characters that each of the JoBros could play that would help them to stretch their creative boundaries?

Music details

Artist:Jonas Brothers
Release date:July 20, 2010
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old Written bySosie98 July 28, 2010
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6
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Ummm... let's see.

I don't really like this show at all. I mean, maybe some children under my age would like it but... ummm. The Jonas Brothers aren't that good at singing in my opinion but I think they'd better stick to that instead of ACTING. No offense Jonas Brothers, I like you... really but their acting is not good.

What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 8 years old September 6, 2010
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8
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l.a baby

i love it

Kid, 7 years old August 14, 2010
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4
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well the acting is bad and the singing is ok

is ok i guess just bad acting

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Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models

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